Irene Claudette Wisniewski Michel entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her dear grandmother; her parents, Anthony Wisniewski and Veronica Grabowski; her beloved husband of 46 years, Edmond Joseph Michel; and her children: Edmond Montbrun Michel, Marie Elizabeth Michel, and Mary Marie Michel Prejeant. Irene is survived by 4 children: Carolyn Marie Rice (Bruce), Kimberly Ann Hebert (Jay), Dolores Marie Michel Street (late, Harold "Jimmy" Hellbach), and Paul Joseph Michel (Deborah Paulsen); 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Joey Wisniewski.
Irene was loving and kind and complimented everyone. She was a homemaker who loved movies, beaches, camping, sightseeing, fishing, crabbing, taking vacations such as DisneyWorld and cruises, and going to church. She loved all people, especially her family and friends, and told everyone she loved them. She took care of her neighbors and their families and everyone called her "Mom" or "Mammaw". Irene was a resident of Metairie since 1977 and was a longtime devoted Catholic and dedicated parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Visitation will begin at 10:30 am, followed by Words of Remembrance at 11:30 am, and a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in St. John Memorial Gardens in Laplace, LA immediately after the Mass.